North Shore Bude Backpackers
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Set off to get to our next destination and close another circle. John O'Groats to Land's End.
First went to The Lizard, the most southerly point in mainland England and less well known. Old life boat station from the 1800s and spectacular cliffs.
Then to Land's End, the most westerly point on the UK mainland, to close another circle. ...
... driving through a woodland tunnel.
We started our tour in the grand hall where we found a team of locals preparing an enormous wreath for Christmas that is hung each year and stretches the full length of the castle hall. The wreath becomes a floral rope as wide as your waist, studded with dried flowers in a background of New Zealand pittosporum! It forms a colourful backdrop for concerts and carols in the lead up to Christmas every year.
Leaving the castle ...
'All our bags are packed and we're ready to go..........'
Whoop! Whoop! It's been a long time coming but the day has finally arrived to start our European adventure. Having packed Daisy we had to get her weighed to see how much we then had to take off again.......luckily we were well within our limits so Paul didn't have to offload any wine or beer and Mandy can come too!
... you cannot see the thing you are visiting. We the fore kept going past the 'proper' entrance down a small residential road that eventually petered out. Right at the very end was a tiny lane leading steeply upwards, and there visible (just!) at the top was the Tor. Hurrah! The car was quickly abandoned in the middle of the road so we could take a picture and rapidly be on our way.
We're now already three hours into our first day and doing well (we feel) with ...
Today we head to the southwest to see a bit of the Cornwall Coast. We drove along the Atlantic Highway which goes along the north coast. The scenery and small towns were beautiful. Unfortunately it rained most of the way down. Our first brief stop was a small fishing village of Boscastle, which was beautiful. From here things got a little scary. Our next stop was to be Port Isaac. Mum wanted to ...